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5Strands Affordable Testing Shining Stars

As 2018 comes to a close, we sit back and reflect on what a year we have had at 5Strands Affordable Testing. Our company has grown not only in size and revenue but in our appreciation for our customers.We could not have accomplished what we have if not for our customers. We have strived to create a product that will help people and back it up with great customer support. Here at 5Strands Affordable Testing we take pride in our customer service. We firmly believe in making our customers happy and to make sure each and every one is taken care of.

Our success has been attributed all to you. We would like to share some customer reviews and testimonies to show you why we have had such an awesome year!

Rated 5 out of 5

Lauren Speer – July 20, 2018

I am a college student, and this test was extremely affordable! When I got my results back, it really made sense why I had an upset stomach after I ate certain foods. I would recommend this test to anyone who frequently has an upset stomach or other undesirable symptoms after eating something. I never linked it back to certain foods because I had been eating them my entire life! Now that I know, I have cut back a lot on the foods that affect me negatively, and I have seen a HUGE difference in how I feel. From my results, I have also been able to eat more foods that I have a deficiency in, and this has also positively improved my health. Overall, this test is a MUST buy!! You will not be disappointed!!

Rated 5 out of 5

Leah Walker – August 10, 2018

I always wondered why my stomach would get upset after I ate chicken.. I found this company and did the test. I ended up having a level 3 intolerance to chicken, which mad total since because I ate chicken basically every night for dinner. I took chicken out of my diet for 2 months. I ended up getting re-tested about a month ago and chicken isn’t on there anymore!!!

Rated 5 out of 5

Keegan Foreness – October 4, 2018

Spent 1200 at my vet 2 weeks ago and was told nothing informative on how to help Bailey after running all these tests on him. The next day I bought this test because my friend told me to try it. The amount of information was incredible. The results tied into the diet I had Bailey on. I removed the level 3 intolerances like the recommended and I write this today with a happier pup because of it! (No more swollen anal glands… sorry if that is tmi)

Rated 5 out of 5

Ashleigh W. – October 13, 2018

I will be referring anyone and everyone I can do you!! What a great team and a great service 🙂

Rated 5 out of 5

Brian Vail – November 17, 2017

This testing company is fantastic!!!! I have been reading about food allergens and food sensitivities and decided to get myself tested and I was shocked by the results! “Healthy foods” like spinach almonds and coffee, which I eat every day were causing an immune response! I have cut them out of my diet for the last two weeks and feel much better. I feel a lot less bloated, tight and achy. I feel a lot more energetic in the morning and my occasional acne has stopped popping up.

The seller delivered my results in two weeks and it was super easy to read and understand. The free nutritional consultation follow up made this well worth it. they helped me understand all of my other results and how to remove them from my diet and home.

Purchased a test for my husband, daughter, and dog too! Their results just got here and hope they will soon feel as amazing as me.

Rated 5 out of 5

Ashley Carter – December 5, 2018

Ordered for the whole family (5 people). The results came quickly. Turns out, we are alike but very different. It will take some time to implement, but we received some very interesting information. Very reasonable, I recommend the test for anyone who wants to know and understand more about their body.

These are just some of the testimonies from the people that we have been able to help. We are so thankful and grateful for everyone that has put their trust in our company. Because of this, we have been able to help change so many lives. For those of us that work here, this is not just a job but our passion to help people feel better.

We are looking forward to the new year and what is has in store for us all.

Viva Las Vegas with Three Dog Bakery!

Viva Las Vegas with Three Dog Bakery!

Every year there are two very big trade expos in the pet industry. In the spring, we attend Global Pet Expo and in the Summer, it is Super Zoo. Attending these expo’s allows us to meet all kinds of people in the pet industry. We also learn about new pet products and pet foods on the market. In addition, we get to meet retailers that have unique stores.

Welcome to Las Vegas Nevada

One of those unique stores is Three Dog Bakery. They are actually a country-wide franchise. We met the owner of Three Dog Bakery in Las Vegas, Frank Shaw. Frank decided to carry our pet test in his store and has done very well selling the test to his customers. We are grateful to retailers like Frank for promoting our product and striving to provide quality pet food to their customers. Once the testing process has been completed and you receive your pet’s results, you can bring the report into his store and he will help you determine the best food to feed your pet.

     I recently planned a trip to see my son in Las Vegas and decided to take a side trip to visit Frank at Three Dog Bakery. I had always heard great things about the products they sold and wanted to see for myself.

We Bake Love into Every Bite

I stopped by the store and we took a video of Frank explaining various products and their in-store bakery. We hope to have the videos uploaded to our YouTube channel shortly.

Sweet without any pefined sugar

The store was designed to maximize space and features quality products, custom dog foods, and most of all custom baked treats that are literally edible by humans! I almost started drooling while eyeing the baked goods in the showcase! I could not believe the treats looked so yummy………

Pet Bakery
Love your Pet Bakery

For pets that have issues with the standard proteins, Three Dog Bakery carries jerky made from some of the exotic proteins such as Bison and wild game.

Plaque off System

Frank’s store also carries a full line of CBD products to help your pet with anxiety and inflammation problems. They even carry a special line of wheat-free food named after his dog, Gracie. 

     Aside from all of the custom food and treats, he carries a line of toys, custom pet beds, pet bowls/dishes, collars, leashes, first aid products, rawhides, bones, and much more!

     So forget about the saying, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,”………when it comes to quality pet food. You need to tell all your family and friends about Frank’s pet store, Three Dog Bakery.

     The next time you are in Vegas, feel free to stop by and see Frank and the crew and try some of his homemade treats.


Bow Wow Wow Yippee Yo Turkey Yah!

Thanksgiving is less than a week away! While you plan your recipes and family dinners, your dogs are also planning on their own feast. They’re preparing for table scraps, anything children drop, and whatever you offer up because they know how to penetrate your soul with their big beautiful eyes. While most foods from your plate are safe for your pets, keep in mind the volume of what you allow them to eat. Overeating may be acceptable, and pretty much expected, for us on holidays but it can be harmful for our pets.

There is nothing wrong with sharing your Thanksgiving meals with your fur-babies, just be mindful about how much and what you are serving. First and foremost, always make sure everything you offer to your pets is not toxic to them (don’t forget about seasonings!). The Humane Society and ASPCA offer wonderful articles and resources with lists of foods that you should avoid and foods that are safe for dogs.

Overeating can cause digestive upsets, including vomiting, diarrhea, bloat, and lethargy. To avoid overfeeding your dog, make sure you reduce the amount of their usual food to balance the total volume for the day. When the body is overloaded with food, it has to work harder than normal to break down and digest it all, especially when those foods are high in sugar or fat. The stomach initiates the digestion process. From there, the spleen and pancreas break down the food further using natural enzymes. The pancreas, in particular, can become overwhelmed if met with a higher fat content than usual. This can cause acute pancreatitis. Signs of pancreatitis include a swollen and painful abdomen, vomiting, lack of appetite, and diarrhea. If your dogs experience these symptoms, only offer water to allow their bodies to rest, and contact your veterinarian.

Here are some tips to help make this holiday season is enjoyable for you and your dogs:

  • Double check all ingredients in the food you offer your dog.
  • Cross reference those ingredients with lists of safe foods.
  • Reduce the amount of your dog’s regular food to compensate for holiday foods.
  • Spread out their holiday meals to keep from overwhelming their digestion.
  • Fresh sweet potatoes and pumpkin are great for upset tummies! Just don’t confuse that with pie filling.
  • If you offer turkey to your dog, make sure it is cooked thoroughly (given the recent Salmonella            reports and recalls) and remove the skin. Turkey skin is high in fat!
  • The light meat is lower in fat.
  • Turkey gizzards are full of nutrients beneficial to dogs!
  • Never allow our dog to chew cooked bones, they splinter and can be very dangerous.
  • Broth is a GREAT addition to your dog’s meal, minus the seasonings.

Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Resources for safe and toxic foods for dogs: